While Kate Sharma’s love life played out on screen in season 2 of “Bridgerton“, Simone Ashley’s relationships have been much more private in real life. That is until Ashley, who plays Sharma in the Netflix series, seemingly confirmed her romance with Constantin Klein by posting a black and white photo of the pair laughing, leaning in and noses touching, on Instagram on 21 March.
Ashley captioned the photo, taken at the BAFTAs Netflix afterparty at the Chiltern Firehouse in Feb., by tagging photographer Greg Williams and model Eliza Cummings, and writing: “thank you for taking one of my favourite photos ❤️”. Ashley, who wore an Alexandre Vauthier look with a top held together only by crystals to the event, posted the previously unseen photo and fans immediately began asking who the mystery man might be. And now his identity has been revealed.
Klein, who goes by the name of Tino according to The Evening Standard, is the CEO of the GP Ice Race, a new winter event in Austria. It is unclear how long the couple have been dating, but it is thought they met at the F1 in Monaco, where Ashley was also spotted hanging out with “Euphoria” actor, Jacob Elordi. Reps for Simone Ashley did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment on her new relationship.
It’s also not the first time that Ashley has posted Klein on her Instagram, although never looking as loved-up as her most recent snap. The “Sex Education” star posted two cryptic posts in December. The first was a polaroid photo of Klein blowing out candles on his birthday cake on 19 Dec. The second carousel of photos, posted on 29 Dec., included Ashley serving serious Bond girl vibes in a mountainous location with Klein. She captioned the post: “My pooch and snowman in the mountains x” And now it seems her “snowman” has officially been confirmed — and it’s melted our hearts.